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Monday, 24 January 2011

I am very grateful and moved by this poem written for my granddaughter by a talented Brighton poet

For Aylah

by Christopher Michael Skinner

You are new to this world;
All is new and exciting
And frightening.
Stay excited.
Everything is new for now,
And "now" is only a dream away from "forever."
Don't be afraid to be frightened,
Grown-ups get frightened too;
Most of them just aren't brave enough to show it!
All the wisdom and all the love in the world are yours for the taking,
So help yourself!

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